DEFINITION of 'Indicated Dividend'
The total dividends that would be paid on a share of stock throughout the next year if each dividend is the same amount as the previous payment.
BREAKING DOWN 'Indicated Dividend'
For example, if General Motors paid a dividend of $0.50 in each of the four quarters last year, the indicated dividend suggests they will pay that same $0.50 in each of the four quarters in the subsequent year.
This is a rough forecasting technique and is usually represented by the letter "e" in stock tables.